The Moland House

The Moland House Mailing Address: Warwick Township Historical Soc PO Box 107 Jamison PA 18929

In the early evening of 10 August 1777, eleven thousand Continental and militia soldiers are marching up York Road towards the Cross Roads with Bristol Road [Hartsville, PA] on their way to Coryell’s Ferry [New Hope, PA] to camp four miles across the Delaware River. General George Washington receives a dispatch from John Hancock, President of the Second Continental Congress, placing the 260-vessel British fleet, hauling 17,000 troops under General William Howe, fifty miles south of the Delaware Capes [May & Henelopen] on 7 August. Unsure and wary of Howe’s intentions, Washington immediately halts his force to encamp around the bridge over the Little Neshaminy Creek in Warwick Township, Bucks County. Knowing the area and having ridden through only ten days earlier, he selects the substantial stone dwelling of Widow Moland as his Head Quarters on the farm north of the bridge. An invasion force from Canada, led by British General Burgoyne, is advancing through central New York. Howes’ large fleet was last reported heading eastward from the mouth of Delaware Bay. What are his intentions? For eleven sweltering summer days, Washington frets as no further intelligence arrives about the fleet. A Council of War on 21 August in the Moland House concludes Howe is heading south to attack Charleston, SC. The encamped army is ordered to return through New Jersey to assist the Northern Army against Burgoyne’s invading forces or attack New York City. But two dispatches arrive within the next few hours which place Howes’ fleet sailing up Chesapeake Bay. On 23 August 1777, camp breaks at 4 a.m. The Patriot troops march back down York Road towards Philadelphia in a dash to the Chesapeake. A skirmish at Cooch’s Bridge below Newark, DE; battles at Brandywine, Germantown, Paoli, the struggle for the forts along the Delaware River, a stand-off at Whitemarsh, and retiring into winter quarters at Valley Forge soon follow. During the winter, Pennsylvania militia will range through this area striving to impose a land blockade on trade with the British in Philadelphia. The Continental Army will return to Bucks County in June 1778 on their way to confront Royal forces at Monmouth Courthouse, NJ. During this encampment at the Moland House, nineteen year-old Marquis de Lafayette arrives to present his papers to General Washington. A life-long friendship has begun. On 21 August, Casimir Pulaski appears at Head Quarters with his credentials. Later during the winter, Pulaski will work to forge the Continental cavalry. “Light Horse Harry” Lee is acquitted at a court-martial held in the nearby Neshaminy-Warwick Presbyterian Church [since rebuilt]. Legend has it that the thirteen-starred “Betsy Ross” flag was first unfurled at the “Cross Roads near Neshamini Bridge”. This is the legacy of the Moland House.

On Sunday, Susan McLellan Plaisted will be planking a shad and candying spring flowers in our open hearth kitchen. The r...
05/08/2019

On Sunday, Susan McLellan Plaisted will be planking a shad and candying spring flowers in our open hearth kitchen. The running of the shad each spring provided an important source of food in the 18th century. Stop by the house between 1-4 for a tour and a demonstration with Susan. Happy Mothers' Day!

We will be holding tours Sunday from 1-4. Come in and learn about the War Council Room.
04/28/2019

We will be holding tours Sunday from 1-4. Come in and learn about the War Council Room.

Thank you to the Bucks County Master Gardeners for visiting the Moland House, and helping us plan our flower garden. We ...
04/24/2019

Thank you to the Bucks County Master Gardeners for visiting the Moland House, and helping us plan our flower garden. We can't wait to enjoy the results of your hard work.

Happy Easter and Passover to all the families celebrating this weekend.
04/21/2019

Happy Easter and Passover to all the families celebrating this weekend.

Susan's open hearth cooking demonstration. Cheese and spinach fritters were on the menu. She'll be back in two weeks. ( ...
04/14/2019

Susan's open hearth cooking demonstration. Cheese and spinach fritters were on the menu. She'll be back in two weeks. ( April 28)

The daffodils are blooming at the Moland House. Please come for a visit on Sunday. Not only do we have tours, but we als...
04/08/2019

The daffodils are blooming at the Moland House. Please come for a visit on Sunday. Not only do we have tours, but we also have an open hearth cooking demonstration. Open house is from 1:00-4:00 and no reservations are needed. Hope to see you on April 14th.

Crafts At Moland House
03/22/2019

Crafts At Moland House

Tulips are here! Tell everyone you know! Last 2days!

Crafts At Moland House
03/21/2019
Crafts At Moland House

Crafts At Moland House

We are having some fun here with some really beautiful and reasonable treasures. Come and bring your friends!

Crafts At Moland House
03/19/2019

Crafts At Moland House

Are you coming? Who are you bringing?

03/19/2019
Crafts At Moland House

Crafts At Moland House

So excited to be opening tomorrow! Who are you bringing?

The Founding of the United States
03/08/2019

The Founding of the United States

Marquis de LaFayette
(1757-1834)
He commanded a light division in the Battle of Yorktown and was a close associate of George Washington. The Marquis de LaFayette was a French citizen who joined America's Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. An ardent supporter of the American Revolution, the Marquis de laFayette was voted Major General by the Continental Congress.

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, March 10th from 1 to 4
03/06/2019

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, March 10th from 1 to 4

CANCELLED Roundtable Discussion about the 1777 Valley Forge Encampment happening in Hatboro on February 20th. See event ...
02/11/2019

CANCELLED Roundtable Discussion about the 1777 Valley Forge Encampment happening in Hatboro on February 20th. See event flyer for more info!

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, February 10th from 1 to 4. The house is located at 1641 Old York Rd., Har...
02/08/2019

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, February 10th from 1 to 4. The house is located at 1641 Old York Rd., Hartsville, PA 18974.

The Warminster Historical Society
01/31/2019

The Warminster Historical Society

Mark your calendars, we look forward to our speaking event with Heritage Conservancy President Jeff Marshall at Craven Hall Historical Society

Pre-registration is required, please click the link for registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/TqPXBj5ChqlAPcTf1

You can also visit our website at www.warminsterhistory.org

Thank you for your support,
The Warminster Historical Society

01/22/2019
THE REAL GEORGE WASHINGTON - Discovery History Biography (full documentary) - video dailymotion

Check out this very well done documentary about the General https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x435pe4

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Tours at Moland House are cancelled today due to slippery conditions on the site.  The house will be open for tours, wea...
01/13/2019

Tours at Moland House are cancelled today due to slippery conditions on the site. The house will be open for tours, weather permitting, on February 10th between 1 and 4. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, January 13th from 1 to 4. The house is located at 1641 Old York Rd., Hart...
01/09/2019

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, January 13th from 1 to 4. The house is located at 1641 Old York Rd., Hartsville, PA 18974.

Happy New Year!
01/01/2019

Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays from All of Us at Moland House!
12/24/2018

Happy Holidays from All of Us at Moland House!

Check out the Moland House tree at the Pearl Buck Farmhouse in Perkasie!  It is one of many beautifully decorated trees ...
12/14/2018

Check out the Moland House tree at the Pearl Buck Farmhouse in Perkasie! It is one of many beautifully decorated trees throughout the house, and we recommend a visit to this festive holiday event which continues until 12/30. Click on this link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/877487489123070/

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, December 9th from 1 to 4
12/07/2018

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, December 9th from 1 to 4

11/30/2018
Crafts At Moland House

The craft show is open today until 8pm. The last day is tomorrow from 10 to 5. Come on out and purchase a unique handmade gift for your family and friends!

You can’t find what we have at the mall . Last 2 days and then GONE!

Crafts At Moland House
11/29/2018

Crafts At Moland House

Are you familiar with scherenschnitte? It’s pictures made by intricately cutting paper into finely detailed designs. Our Evelyn Meade does some of the best you have ever seen. Each tells a story and they make perfect gifts. You won’t believe the prices! You can get these until Saturday and then we are gone!

“In that hot summer of 1783, weary veterans dissembled and drifted away from an army that needed them no more, could a...
11/11/2018

“In that hot summer of 1783, weary veterans dissembled and drifted away from an army that needed them no more, could afford to pay them no longer, nor could feed them. No parades distinguished their going out and no celebrations awaited them at home. After forging a nation with bayonets and muskets, they trekked homeward alone to reassemble the pieces of their disrupted lives. They started back with only their muskets, the shirts on their backs, and the useless promissory notes in their pockets. Determination had sustained them through the worst of it and was all they had left. They knew about war, but faced uncertainty in peace...”

The Christmas Craft Show at Moland will be here before you know it!  http://www.craftsatmolandhouse.com/?fbclid=IwAR0L94...
11/07/2018
Christmas Craft Show | Crafts At Moland House

The Christmas Craft Show at Moland will be here before you know it! http://www.craftsatmolandhouse.com/?fbclid=IwAR0L94S8CxxkZqkcm5vwwXzN43GQ8jp8R4STHf5QmhbRSmsdptnD6XIzq-o

Christmas Craft Show Black Friday until Dec 1st Open daily 10 am – 5pm Fridays 10am – 8pm Come and join us at the Historic Moland House in Bucks County, PA as we bring together the talent of over 50 local crafters just in time for your Holiday shopping. Beginning on Black Friday, the show runs f...

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, 10/28 from 1 to 4
10/25/2018

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, 10/28 from 1 to 4

The Millbrook Society
10/19/2018

The Millbrook Society

Millbroook Archelogy at Moland House last Sunday. We had a good day with lots of folks stopping by.

Moland in the News...
10/16/2018

Moland in the News...

10/11/2018
Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, October 14th from 1 to 4.  Susan Plaisted, who is the director of foodway...
10/09/2018

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, October 14th from 1 to 4. Susan Plaisted, who is the director of foodways at Pennsbury Manor, will be on hand demonstrating colonial cooking in our open hearth fireplace!

Moland House will be open for tours from 1 to 4 on Sunday, September 23rd.
09/20/2018

Moland House will be open for tours from 1 to 4 on Sunday, September 23rd.

Remembering...
09/11/2018

Remembering...

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, September 9th from 1 to 4.  Pictured is a sketch of Moland House as it ap...
09/06/2018

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, September 9th from 1 to 4. Pictured is a sketch of Moland House as it appeared in a September 6, 1889 Philadelphia Press article about the celebration of William Tennent's Log College which had taken place the day before in Warminster.

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, August 26th from 1 to 4.
08/24/2018

Moland House will be open for tours on Sunday, August 26th from 1 to 4.

DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST OF RAIN AND THE DECREASED NUMBERS OF REENACTORS THAT WERE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND, THE MOLAND HO...
08/17/2018

DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST OF RAIN AND THE DECREASED NUMBERS OF REENACTORS THAT WERE SCHEDULED TO ATTEND, THE MOLAND HOUSE REENACTMENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 18TH.

Due to the weather forecast of 90% chance of rain for Saturday, August 11, THE REENACTMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  IT WILL ...
08/10/2018

Due to the weather forecast of 90% chance of rain for Saturday, August 11, THE REENACTMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. IT WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 18.

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Hartsville, PA
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